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How to Find the Best Rodent Control Service Online

Updated: Feb 18

Rodent infestation - two words that make most people feel uncomfortable and ‘dirty’ at the same time. Unless you have some mice or rats as pets, rodents in your home is unnerving, to say the least. Considering that you are here reading this, you have probably found some indication of unwelcome little critters, such as droppings, frayed wires, and/or areas of missing insulation. That’s what started your search for rodent control in Oakland.


Searching for Rodent Control Online


Can you find the best rodent control through an online search? Arguably it’s always best to meet with (and ask an estimate from) any rodent control service providers prior to hiring them. With the following list of things in mind, you can be better prepared to choose the best rodent control service for you. For rodent control in Oakland and surrounding areas, Alley Cat USA is a great family owned and operated rodent exclusion company that hits all of the marks listed.


Licensing and insurance


Ask about certification and licensing in your region – the best rodent control services will not hesitate to show you their licenses, while the more questionable ones will put up some fuss. Rodent control services in Oakland should also have insurance to ensure that customers are covered in the unlikely event that something goes wrong during the service.


Experience


Considering that Oakland and San Francisco have been ranked the fifth most rat-infested cities in the USA, experience is crucial to ensuring long term rodent control in Oakland. An experienced exterminator will do more than simply lay traps, bait, and/or spray chemicals; they’ll know where the rodents are likely to be, and exactly what treatment(s) are best for your particular situation. Don’t be afraid to ask about their years of experience if it isn’t listed on their webpage.


Treatment options and Process


Knowing how an exterminator conducts their business will enable you to determine if their processes are in line with your needs and ethical compass. Some exterminators use poisons and toxic chemicals that aren’t always the best option due to their subsequent effects – for example, dead vermin in your walls can create other issues later, and any accidental contact with residual toxic chemicals may cause you or your family significant, and costly, health issues. When looking for rodent control in Oakland, Alley Cat USA offers a wide variety of services and options. They also use non-toxic chemicals and absolutely no poisons for an ethical and humane rodent exclusion solution.


Costs and Service Guarantee


Understanding rodent control costs will help you understand exactly what you’re getting with your hard earned money. It is often tempting to go for the cheapest price offered, but if there are routine check-ups or multiple applications required, this could cost you more than initially expected. And a service without a guarantee is a business that doesn’t hold itself accountable and responsible to you as a client. Alley Cat USA’s rodent control service in Oakland consists of a one-time treatment, so you can be confident that your house will be rodent-free with just one visit. Coupled with their three-year service guarantee, you can rest assured that the critters won’t skitter in your home and serviced spaces.